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Thursday 23 November 2017

Reid ready for West Brom talks

STEVEN REID says he's stopped worrying about his future even though he's poised to leave Blackburn Rovers as his contract has run out.

Ireland man Reid will be on the move from Ewood Park this summer as Blackburn have said his deal will not be renewed, though West Brom are eager to sign the midfielder after he helped the Baggies win promotion during a loan spell.

"I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a spell at the end of last season when my contract situation was on my mind," admitted Reid.

"I was worried about it and with two kids now I was worried about the future. I had a chat with the gaffer, Sam Allardyce, and he said maybe that can affect your recovery a little bit.

"If you've got things on your mind then maybe you've not got a clear mind to get fully fit.

"Since then I've been pretty chilled about it and just focused on getting back playing, then hopefully the rest will sort itself out.

"I feel good, I've looked at my Prozone stats to see if I can get back up to those levels and I've been delighted with how they are looking.

"I've enjoyed these last couple of months of the season, hopefully the deal will be extended here at West Brom. When I first had the chance to go out on loan there were a few other clubs interested but I did really push for the West Brom one to happen, given the type of football they play and their position in the league.

"It's been an exciting time for the club and I'm delighted to be a part of that," added Reid, who will hold contract talks with Baggies boss Roberto di Matteo this week.

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